Thompson Brothers Caol Ila Distillery, 10 year old single malt whisky, Islay 2008


Colour: Pear flesh.

On the nose: oh yes, unmistakable Caol Ila. Beach pebbles, Limoncello and a coarse sea salt. Pine cones, Calamine lotion, smoked apples and an engine oil residue. There’s heather and ham hock before water reveals more vanilla, nutmeg and an ashy quality.

In the mouth: an oily texture is the initial impression with a bacon fat vibe and a rich saltiness. Caramelised apples, Kiwi Fruit and a damp peatiness all rush past leaving that edging oil once again, vanilla and a sticky nature. Petrichor on the finish with a well used shammy, more ash and liquorice. Water isn’t required and its best to enjoy in its natural form.

ABV: 51%
Vol: 700ml

0 stars based on 0 reviews